Artist as Catalyst

June 7th – 10th, 2023
For all inquiries, contact: Claudia Campos, Associate Director, ccampos@thepeacestudio.org

What is Artist as Catalyst?

An immersive experience for emerging artists interested in making a positive social impact with their art. Rooting itself in the dynamic, multicultural hub of Miami, the Artist as Catalyst Program embraces the maxim: “think globally, act locally.” 40 young Catalysts, ages 18-26, are selected to partake in studio classes, keynote conversations, and interactive workshops on the themes of Artistry, Citizenship and Entrepreneurship. The program benefits those young artists who are looking to build community around the questions: How do I make great art? Make a living? And make a difference?

All four days of programming are completely covered at no charge to the participants.

HEAR FROM OUR CATALYSTS…

Sustainability is about community. The most important tool I gained from the program was exactly that…now I have people to reach out to about my art, to create together, people I can look up to. In Miami you can be successful, and now I am connected to people that exemplify that.

“The program has helped me envision new ways to elevate what I am already doing by adding a deeper meaning.”

“This program made me realize that so many of my ideas can further help the artistic community in Miami, and they can actually be pitched to organizations and brought to fruition.”

“Hearing from successful individuals from so many organizations I’m interested in gave me the confidence to ‘shoot my shot.’”

More details on the Artist as Catalyst Program

Catalysts selected for the program take part in: 

  • Studio classes led by industry professionals from across the country
  • Interactive workshops 
  • Panel discussions with Miami’s groundbreaking artistic leaders 
  • A conversation with a VIP Keynote Speaker
  • Collaborative projects, open mics, jam sessions and more

The Catalyst Program welcomes artists of all disciplines, art forms, and educational backgrounds, as long as they’re actively engaged in some sort of creative practice at the time of the program.

The program is hosted by Green Space Miami (7200 Biscayne Boulevard). Green Space Miami, the Green Family Foundation’s community art space, is guided by the foundation’s principles of inclusion, community empowerment and education. Green Space Miami is dedicated to highlighting Miami-Dade artists and local organizations, illuminating dialogue on critical social issues facing society. Meals and parking are covered for all participating Catalysts. Transportation and housing is not provided.

How to Apply

Application for the Artist as Catalyst program is now closed. 
 
MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ARTIST AS CATALYST PROGRAM?
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Meet the Speakers (2022 - 2023)

Arsimmer McCoy

Arsimmer McCoy

Poet, Artist
Teo Castellanos

Teo Castellanos

Actor, Writer, Director
Yara Travieso

Yara Travieso

Artist
Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

Natalia Martinez-Kalinina

Organizational Psychologist & Strategist
Rosie Herrera

Rosie Herrera

Choreographer & Artistic Director
ARKAI

ARKAI

An Award-winning String Duo

Meet the 2023 Catalysts

Drew Deng

Drew Deng

Mixed Media Artist
Chika Pondexter

Chika Pondexter

Illustrator/Comic Artist
Natasha Nutkiewicz

Natasha Nutkiewicz

Artist, Filmmaker, Musician
Mark Dormeus

Mark Dormeus

Producer and Composer
Diana Eusebio

Diana Eusebio

Artist, Photographer and Fashion Designer
Zion Rozier

Zion Rozier

Artist
Nicole Pedraza

Nicole Pedraza

Dancer, Choreographer, and Educator
Dani Ferreira-Amaro

Dani Ferreira-Amaro

Artist, Musician
Abigail Cook

Abigail Cook

Artist
Andres Larrea

Andres Larrea

Theater Artist
Anette Mago

Anette Mago

Artist
Anthony Barrios

Anthony Barrios

Musician
Anthony Hinds Jr.

Anthony Hinds Jr.

Artist
Ariel Cipolla

Ariel Cipolla

Theater Artist, Writer, Content Creator
Diago Leon

Diago Leon

Artist
Diego Melgar

Diego Melgar

Guitarist
Elizabeth Guerra

Elizabeth Guerra Parra

Director & Performer
Gia Capr

Gia Capri

Artist
Gina Fonseca

Gina Fonseca

Actor
Jalen Atwell

Jalen Atwell

Pianist
Joel Castillo

Joel Castillo

Theater Artist
Katherine Kafruni

Katherine Kafruni

Artist
Kedna Ashly

Kedna Ashly

Artist
Maria Karla Cruz

Maria Karla Cruz

Artist
Mariana Miranda

Mariana Miranda

Actress & Producer
Melanie Rodriguez

Melanie Rodríguez

Writer, Singer, and Songwriter
Mikey de la Ossa

Mikey de la Ossa

Writer, Artist
Naisa Cajuste

Naisa Cajuste

Artist
Natalia Marie Rocamonde

Natalia Marie Rocamonde

Dancer
Nicole Viloria

Nicole Viloria

Writer
Noa Sinclair

Noa Sinclair

Artist
Nyah Hardmon

Nyah Hardmon

Writer & Poet
Rudy Kenzy Lafrance

Rudy Kenzy Lafrance

Solo Guitarist
Sabrín Diehl

Sabrín Diehl

Theater Artist
Samantha Herrera

Samantha Herrera

Event Organizer & Artist
Playwright, Director & Actor

Sefanja Richard Galon

Playwright, Director & Actor
Sofia Hidalgo

Sofia Hidalgo

Digital Media Artist
Taina Adam

Taina Adam

Filmmaker
Tori Scott

Tori Scott

Artist
Zoe Kollaras

Zoe Kollaras

Actor & Director
Ali Wisdom

Ali Wisdom

Filmmaker
Yen Padron

Yen Padron

Artist

The Artist as Catalyst program is made possible with leading support from the Green Family Foundation Trust.

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